My Thoughts on Gun Confiscation

Are you as sick and tired as I am of being blamed for the unspeakable crimes of insane killers? This was one of the lead lines in an article in the August 2014 issue of American Rifleman, written by Wayne LaPierre, the NRA Executive Vice President. Why did I choose to use a line somebody else wrote? Simple. That is exactly the way I feel along with many others and follows the same thoughts I have written about in the past. While Wayne took a more subdued approach I have never been known to hide my inner feelings. Yes, I do try to stay in touch with my inner feelings. The only other article title I would have used would be “Why Are We Being Misled by Falsely Reporting Crime Statistics” or another would be “Why are Whites Being Mischaracterized by Media Reporting of Crime Statistics” especially the ones clinging to their guns and bibles. Let me give you something to look for that is easy to prove. Watch your television commercials selling any items that depicts crimes in progress e.g. alarm companies, do you ever see a black person shown as a criminal? Continue looking at our media environment and you will see the white person especially male is usually shown as the criminal. Why?

So, here is another take on an article I wrote some time ago concerning the relentless attacks on you and I and our right to own, carry and use a firearm for protection or sport.

As we explore the desire by the gun grabbing groups to take away the ownership of all guns by lawful citizens we have to look at their use of crimes involving guns and we learn we are being lied to. The anti-gun groups will twist the truth and lie directly to achieve their results. When one looks at statistics we have to remember that most can be slanted to show deception to accomplish the goal of the person using the stat. Past quotes by Sarah Brady indicate the thinking of anti-gun lobbyist showing their intent to remove guns from every ones possession. Here are just two of Sara Brady’s quotes: 1. I don’t believe gun owners have rights 2. We must get ride of all guns.

In order to work around this deception we need to start conducting our on research and compare the findings. The media and the gun grab groups repeatedly use mass shootings, especially school shootings, as their benchmark to gain sympathy from those that lean liberal, progressive and democrat. They are doing it for the safety of the children. They never show a complete picture of crimes involving the use of guns. The report The Color of Crime (2005, second expanded edition) by the New Century Foundation states that there are several problems with the official crime statistics in the United States. These tend to cause underestimation of racial crime differences. I will admit this report is several years old but it does cover several areas I feel is important. There was a video of the writer on You Tube discussing his book but You Tube removed the video because of content. Imagine that. Without going into the study of Homo sapiens and sub Homo sapiens and the various races of humans we have to realize that in defining race on most or some booking reports and crime sheets Hispanics are sometimes referred to as White. With that in mind when we see a number referencing white crime those numbers might include Hispanic numbers meaning the percentage for white would be even less.

The writers’ major findings were stated as:

  •  Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
  • When Blacks commit crimes of violence they are nearly three times more likely than non-Blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
  • Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one-quarter the White rate.
  • The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is Black and Hispanic.
  • Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving Blacks and Whites, Blacks commit 85 percent and Whites commit 15 percent.
  • Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are Black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When Whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are Black.
  • Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a White than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
  • Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa. We are never told of these.
  • Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
  • Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.
  • Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.
  • Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than Whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.

What can we take away from this information? We see that blacks are far more likely to be involved in any type of crime vs. Whites, Hispanic and other nationalities. Why is that? I believe it is orchestrated by the politics in this country especially involving the Democrat Party. They have convinced the black population that their party is supporting them and will continue to provide for their needs. The only problem is they are not fulfilling their commitment. The democrats’ response is to provide below standard housing, food stamps and free medical service along with other services. The only problem I see with this and this is from my observation of 25 years of working in law enforcement, is the housing is sub-par, most of the units I have been in have no air conditioning, below standard heating and landscaping that consist of red clay with intermittent areas of concrete and many are 40-50 years old. This environment does nothing to bring about an improved self-esteem. I also see multi generations of children, parents, grand parents and great grand parents living in these housing projects bringing their dependency to an even higher level. Teen pregnancy is much higher in these areas. I have not seen any attempt to bring any work training or any effort to create a useful work program within these areas. There is no attempt to encourage education or higher education, why? They have been led to believe by the Democrats’ that they are experiencing improvement and their lifestyle is becoming better. Better compared to what? I believe it is the intent of the Democrat Party to maintain as many voters as they can by legal bribery and holding the unsuspecting hostage. Look at the percentage of blacks that vote Democrat vs. Republican from local elections all the way up to the office of the President. Is there an answer in this dilemma? Yes, but the truth as always hurts.

We, whites and blacks, need to work together to change our focus from maintaining to actually taking steps to improve the living conditions of the black race. I really do believe there are many that don’t want to live as they do; they just need a helping hand not a providing hand. I once had the opportunity to have a state representative ride with me for a full shift. During this ride along we discussed several major subjects. The subject that most angered him was my response to education. I explained to him that I thought the current standards were completely unacceptable for promoting a proper education. I ask him to go inside any public elementary school and look at the environment and tell me where he see’s anything that visually encourages a student to learn. Instead I told him he would see drab Gray colored walls with nothing stimulating a learning environment. The individual rooms are no better with plan green chalkboard, not enough if any computers, some still with little or no air conditioning, and teachers that are more worried about getting a pay increase than teaching the children. I also went on to say, this is where I really angered him, if we are serious about improving the education in this country we have to find a grade level, I suggested 5th grade and say from that grade up they are lost. Life will be as usual. From that grade down we need to build schools starting with the primary schools that actually stimulate a child to want to learn and bring teachers in that are not rewarded by the number of years they can survive the system but reward them by results. We also need to find ways to encourage parental involvement and maybe with any luck help the parent(s) to better their education. At this point and at his request I took him to the station where he got into his car and drove off. As of this writing his district still rates very low in high school graduation. I wonder why?

The next area we need to improve on is our resistance to the tactics currently used by the anti-gun groups. We need to become gun activist taking other like-minded people with us to Town Hall meetings or any political meeting where a politician is and voice our support of the 2nd Amendment and require that accurate information be used in media reporting. But most important we need to hold our politicians accountable to the campaign promises made. Anything less and they will be replaced.

As usual I am not trying to suggest that my way is the right way although I feel it is not the wrong way either, I am only trying to raise enough anger, curiosity and want for more information to cause you to do your own research to see if I am telling you the truth and in the process of doing this you might become more knowledgeable and more angry leading you to take further steps.

For Liberty and Freedom. Ernie


2 thoughts on “My Thoughts on Gun Confiscation

  1. I do feel we should consider carrying concealed rather than on the hip in certain places. At times I feel it sends the wrong message to some. I do think I should be able to carry without restrictions, but not to flaunt it. The system makes it very difficult to teach. My wife taught 30 years, it has come to the point where teachers are just baby setters. The teacher walks on egg shells, what kind of discipline can they apply? They are told what to teach. Some teachers have no business in the classroom. Just like a lot of union members, it is difficult, if not impossible to terminate them.


    • Pat, you are right. I does anger me when I see or hear about about legal gun permit holders that sling a rifle and go shopping or walk a parade route etc. It seems they are shoving their right to carry concealed or open in the face of non carriers. A right is something that should be enjoyed and coveted and not abused just because it is there. This type of action just fuels the fire of the gun grabbers. As far as teachers go I believe it goes beyond saying there are exceptions to every rule. I admire and truly do respect those teachers, retired and still teaching, who do it for the child and their personal feeling of accomplishment.


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